Jewels I found while studying pre Middle Age art history:
Confused “Why do I have two hands?”
my friend left her window open in her bedroom and came back to find this
look at his self-satisfied little face, the cheeky shit
if there was a post to describe australia, this is it
you mean to tell me this isn’t even a pet bird?
that in australia, you have wild birds that just fly from house to house with the express purpose of fucking shit up?
fucking HELL australia, what is wrong with you?
wake up australia
That’s what birds do
They fly around and fuck shit up
Do you have some kind of mysterious nice birds in your weird foreign country
Do birds in America and England fly into your house and make the bed and tidy up the living room a little bit
It’s cold here, so they just bounce off the windows and lie there and twitch spasmodically while you look for the shovel.
Basically hurling themselves at windows is the worst thing birds do
yeah man a kookaburra literally flew into a classroom at my high school and just sat his smug ass down on top of the desk for a good 20 minutes
why has nobody mentioned the fact that in australia there are 3-4 months a year where everybody just accepts that they’re going to get attacked by magpies. It is literally called “swooping season” and these birds will fly down to peck your fucking face, and people get their eyes ripped out and shit, it’s fucking brutal.
My teacher had to go to hospital and have surgery because of swooping season. It was in the parking lot of school and all the kids would do a mad dash towards the car as the magpies tried to kill us.
no but when you’re 12 years old and riding your bike like mad on the way home from school with an icecream bucket on your head with like branches and shit sticking out if it to scare them off and none of this is considered strange
what the actual fuck australia
At least one of those is definitely an AH yes. ;) Meeeeep to the last one.
I love Allons-y, but I really just love the way David Tennant says, “Oh yes!”
No but in England they would probably write it out as 15 November 2013. Matching their flipped date system.
today’s date is 11/12/13 and that is very satisfying to me
Wow I’m American and I just realized how ridiculous and flip flopped the system is because of the size of unit of measurement wtf
It should be day month year because month day year makes no sense I’m moving to another country
Why do we Americans even use the system we do?
Because it’s easier to sort columns or blocks of information visually at a glance.If 12/15/2013 and 11/16/2013 occur in the same list, you can more quickly parse which one happened before the other, and if you only care about November you can find those dates quickly.
How often do you need to organize a block of dates by which one happened on the 17th day of a month versus which ones happened in November? Honestly, we could say it’s ridiculous and flip-flopped to not have them in order of the lowest range to greatest range (1 to 12, 1 to 31, 1 to 2013 and counting).
Even when records are already organized in order by dates, it’s easier to read and cleaner-looking if the first part of the date isn’t the one that changes every single day.
Also, think about how you look up dates in a paper calendar. Today’s the 15th. Do you flip through a 31 page book until you get to page 15, then find November?
No. You start at November then go to the 15th. You might be saying “But you don’t then go to 2013, so this is nonsense.” But look at how we actually write out the date:
November 15th, 2013.
The comma there is meaningful. This isn’t Medium Thing Little Thing Big Thing. It’s Thing, Clarifying Information. Thing takes the format of (Category Of Thing) (Identifier Of Thing), because when you’re finding something you go by category first.
Also, as with most ^English things that are considered “American”, this format started in the U.K. It was apparently popularized by newspapers. I’m going to go out on a limb and hypothesize that it was because if the date comes first, you’d have to un-set the text for the month potentially every single day, whereas if the month comes first, you’re only changing the day when you change the day. Basically, the same logic for why calendars are organized by month first. Having the thing that changes most often first is inefficient. Having the thing that changes least often (the year) first front-loads the least significant piece of information. So they put the month first as a balanced approach.
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When you’re lovers in a dangerous time. Sometimes you’re made to feel as if your love’s a crime.
One day, ONE DAY, I will write this fic.